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WRITE ON! Sandy Shores

by Morgan Boroos, College English 11, Mrs. Didrikson Driving out to Sandy Shores in a forty year old rusted black Chevrolet truck with a boat that has been made stinky by countless fishing trips.. The ride to the cabin is filled with anticipation and...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    October 24, 2020 

Living in Roseau can bring a Triple TREE-T. Or Joephus and the 3 bears

Once upon a time way up in northern Minnesota there lived three bears within sniffing distance of a small town by the name of Roseau. The mama bear was named Bernice, and her two cubs were named...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 24, 2020 

`I shall resign from this column and become a monk

Here's the most revealing quote of the past four years. It says it all. "Fauci is a disaster. If I had listened to him, we'd have 500,000 deaths," Trump said on Monday. "People are tired of Covid. I...

 

Reptile Gardens Adventure

After Bear Country and a little exploring to get to know the area, day two started off with the Reptile Gardens. Reptile Gardens has more species and subspecies of reptiles than any other zoo or wild...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    October 24, 2020 

"One Nation Under God," We Can't Escape It!

I’ve heard that there are those who want to see the phrase, “under God,” removed from our Pledge of Allegiance: and they’d like the Supreme Court to help. I stand against this! Now I realize...

 

Fishing with Uncle Cornie and "The secret of the fishtail"

by Judd Ginther, College English 11, Mrs. Didrikson In a time of stress and anxiety over moving to a small town called Roseau, Minnesota, a vacation was exactly what our family needed. We decided the week before moving would be a great time to see my...

 

Write On: A Day at the Cabin

by Jared Ostroski, College English 11, Mrs. Didrikson When I wake up I feel like something is off, but then I remember that we are at our friend's lake cabin on Lake Bellevue. As I lay in my bed in ou...

 

Write On: Deer Lake, Minnesota 

by Skylar Thingvold, CollegeEnglish 11, Mrs. Didrikson The tall, skinny trees surrounding the winding lakeside road welcome us as we arrive at the wooden cabin hidden at the top of a hill away from... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    October 3, 2020

A little glimpse of heaven

Chapter 6 So then, Joe came into the Roseau Times-Region, were I work, carrying in with him my normal lunch. My lunch, which he fixes, most days, consists of chicken made on our George Foreman grill,... Full story

 

The Bible Supports Our Need For A Strong Police Force!

A couple of things before I get into the subject at hand. Yes, I did briefly explore the police problem in my "Four More Years" article, but the problem continues to grow and I didn't go into detail....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 3, 2020

Never Trust a Rabble-Rouser Who Cheats at Golf

First, for the new word of the week, it is also important to learn the definition. A demagogue or rabble-rouser is a leader who gains popularity in a democracy by exploiting emotions, prejudice, and i...

 

Vandalism Is A Crime

van·dal·ism /ˈvandlˌizəm/ action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. I received a message asking if we could put a little announcement in the RTR about...

 

DOWN THE ROAD

submitted by Arlette Solom "The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances." Martha Washington The following is from the Four Seasons Senior Center newsletter written by director, Thora Halvorson.... Full story

 

Sweat and Swears

by Kyle Buley, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson As I walk through the doors, I can only think one thing: this is where I belong. The gym is always full of people, memories, and good times. I take a... Full story

 

When God Interrupts Your Thinking, Pay Attention!

Chapter 5 There’s always a story behind how we get from point A to point B on life’s journey. And there’s always a price to pay (and not just money). Have you discovered this? Here is our...

 

"Christianity can be a real stinker sometimes!"

Sometimes, maybe many times, life interrupts our anticipated hopes for it. There develops a flaw in the flow, a glitch in our God thoughts, and we're left, at least temporarily, with a wall and a...

 

It's another wacky week in America the Troubled

How did we get to this deplorable situation where our politicians can't sit down together, have a few stiff drinks, work out some deals for the good of all of us, and laugh about the stupidity in...

 

Thank You So Much Annonymous Lady!!

Friday during mailing Julie and I answer the phone calls while the others are labeling and bagging the newspapers. Julie and I were having a discussion about her being gone to Rochester with Joe in...

 

Capturing Colorado

by Tianna Espe, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson The sun has yet to awaken as we prepared for the day ahead of us.  Mindlessly tugging on clothes we laid out the night before, we got our... Full story

 

The Jobs Not Done 'til The Job's All Done!

Chapter 4 Our garden is already getting re-purposed for next year. Moving plants, digging up bulbs cleaning out the grass that almost overtook them. Joe does an amazing job of keeping the weeds at...

 

There's still hope that we can find some sanity

Absolutely terrific! It's been another of those weeks on end where the knuckleheads in this country just shock me. Where to start? Let's go back and start with Donald Trump, who came out of the...

 

Canning Season and Lee's Store

It is canning season. This means fun, quality time spent with Sarah making some great stuff for the winter months! We wanted to make some pasta sauce and Mrs. Wage's pasta sauce packets were not... Full story

 

Your Mind Matters, What do You Think?

"Welcome back to school. "USE CAUTION IN SCHOOL ZONES." That's what the city's reader board sign says. School's open! YEA! However, as you may have read in Jeff Olsen's interview with Roseau School...

 

WRITE ON! A Weekend at Terry's

by Tristan Anderson, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson I have been on this route many times, but this time is different; although, I do not know it at the time.  On this particular weekend, my...

 

They Served, They Endured, They Sacrificed

All these years later, I am remembering Mr. Wendell Hamerl, my late boss for a brief stretch at Builders Supply in Roseau in the early 1970s. He was a character and a damn hard worker. And a hero. I n...

 

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